Updated: Jul 8
Launchpad2X in partnership with Venture Atlanta held its first virtual investor pitch showcase last Thursday and it was a wildly successful and effective way for young companies in the LP2X community to present their value proposition and receive questions from investors. The absence of the rapport-building conversations that normally occur before and after a showcase when gathered together in-person was certainly missed however the lack of distraction during pitches allowed viewers to focus intently on the founders.
Launchpad2X company Mixtroz co-founded by mom & daughter duo, Ashlee Ammons (right) and Kerry Schrader (left), earned their spot as this year’s top company recommended by judges and have secured an automatic spot as a presenting company in The 2020 Venture Atlanta Showcase: Virtual Online in October. Mixtroz is a SaaS company providing CaaS "Community-as-a-Service" driving attendees from phone to face-to-face in real-time while capturing custom data. Venture Atlanta CEO, Alyson Eman gave this exciting news for Mixtroz and encouraged the other founders to still apply for the VA20 Online event this fall.
Two other Launchpad2X company presenters, Lauren Longo CEO of Talli and Elizabeth Clubb of CareSix, were invited to be showcase companies at the larger conference event. The 2020 Showcase was deemed successful for the execution by the LP2X team in being prompt, entertaining and featuring companies solving a wide range of challenges with products and software. If you want to learn more about the presenting companies, check them out here listed in the order of presentations:
LP2X COMPANIES TO WATCH:
Delphine Carter, Boulo
A digital staffing solution that digs deeper into soft and hard skills to efficiently and affordably create ideal company/employee matches.
Sheffi Robinson, WP Clover
A Word Press solution for small businesses that provide affordable access to essential services for hosting, marketing, Social Media, and SEO.
Lauren Longo, Talli
A tracker for newborn care that is also being used to track symptoms for COVID patients.
Leslie Becker, :30 BP
A blood pressure tracker that brings doctors and patients together with critical daily data and is a tool to help solve health inequities in underserved populations.
Elizabeth Clubb, CARESIX
A better way to manage expenses for older adults and their Circle of Care.
Veronica Woodward, Travelsist App
An easy way for busy parents to pick-up and return kid gear at airports.
Kristi Frank, Clutch Creations
A functional fashion and lifestyle brand gaining traction with patented designer phone straps called “Clutch Straps.” Never drop your phone again with hands-free, patented clips and fashionable straps that can be branded by companies and schools.
Ashlee Ammons, Mixtroz (link)Top Pick, Main Stage Venture Atlanta
Makes networking more valuable to event participants and hosts by using data to create meet-ups and groups.
Additionally, thank you to our judges:
Christy Brown, Launchpad2X
Bernie Dixon, Launchpad2X
Dustin Drees, BIP Capital
JC Boyanton, Truist
Richard Fraim, Knoll Ventures
Kelly Gay, Venture Atlanta
Tanya Sam, TechSquare Labs
Keep up to date on all Launchpad2X events here.
Venture Atlanta Live Online is a brand-new, digital experience designed to hold true to Venture Atlanta’s mission of connecting companies to capital — online and year-round. VA Live Online will bring you panels, pitches, world-renowned speakers, interactive breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and one-on-one meetings live during our two-day streaming event and on-demand in the full year to follow. We are committed to bringing together great ideas and great people — no matter the format — in a time when we need this more than ever.